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Valerian I, October 253 - c. June 260 A.D.
In 256 A.D., the cities in the Roman Empire begin to build walls as the defense of the frontiers collapsed. The Goths invaded Asia Minor, Dacia was lost, and they appeared at the walls of Thessalonica. The Franks crossed the Rhine. The Alamanni penetrated to Milan. In Africa, the Berbers massacred Roman colonists. King Shapur I invaded Mesopotamia and Syria and plundered Antioch, Zeugma, and Dura-Europos.
RS90065. Billon antoninianus
, GŲbl MIR
1687e (Samosata), SRCV III
9995, RIC V
293 (Antioch), RSC IV
276 (Antioch), Hunter IV
851 (39 spec.), VF, well centered
on a broad flan
, porous surfaces, tiny edge cracks, tiny encrustations, uncertain Syria
3.788g, maximum diameter
21.2mm, die axis
, 255 - 258 A.D.; obverse IMP C P LIC
VALERIANVS P F AVG
, draped, and cuirassed bust
right; reverse VIRTVS AVGG
(valor of the two emperors), Valerian and Gallienus
; Valerian on left, scepter
in right hand, globe in left hand; Gallienus
on right offering Victory
to Valerian, transverse
spear in left hand; $30.00
Catalog current as of Sunday, February 17, 2019.
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